Marcie Louie

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Marcie Louie
Full nameMarcelyn Louie
Country (sports) United States
Born (1953-09-10) September 10, 1953 (age 66)
San Francisco, United States
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1980)
French Open1R (1977)
Wimbledon3R (1972)
US Open4R (1976)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1979)
US Open2R (1971)

Marcelyn Louie (born 10 September 10, 1953) is an American former professional tennis player.

Biography[edit]

Born in San Francisco, Louie is a Chinese-American and one of five children. Her father Ronald was a kung fu instructor. The youngest sister in the family, Mareen (better known as Peanut), was also a professional tennis player, while the three other siblings played tennis at college level.[1]

Louie, who wore glasses on court, turned professional in 1972 and played Wimbledon for the first time that year, where she scored a 10–8 third set win over Julie Heldman en route to the third round.

In 1975 she had a win over Margaret Court at the Family Circle Cup on Amelia Island and won her biggest career title at the Canadian Open, defeating Laura DuPont in the final.[2][3]

Her best performance in a grand slam tournament was a fourth round appearance at the 1976 US Open. She defeated Janice Metcalf, Julie Anthony and Jackie Fayter, before having to retire hurt while trailing Mima Jaušovec in their fourth round encounter, suffering from a wrist injury.[4]

WTA Tour titles[edit]

Singles (1)[edit]

Result    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win August, 1975 Toronto, Canada Clay United States Laura DuPont 6–1, 4–6, 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonk, Thomas (March 3, 1991). "Tennis Women at Palm Springs: Peanut Bags Two Big Victories". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ "Smith Toppled in First Round, 6‐3, 7‐5". The New York Times. April 23, 1975.
  3. ^ "Nastase, Orantes In Final". The New York Times. August 17, 1975.
  4. ^ "Nastase Keeps Open Crowd Happy". Las Vegas Sun. September 8, 1976.

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